Updated: Thursday, 14th November 2019 @ 1:54pm

TV weatherman Fred Talbot jailed for five years for child sex abuse of two boys, 14

TV weatherman Fred Talbot jailed for five years for child sex abuse of two boys, 14

| By Adam Lacey

TV weatherman Fred Talbot has received a five year prison sentence after being found guilty of two counts of indecent assault.

The historic offences date back to Talbot’s time as a science teacher at Altrincham Grammar School, before he found fame on ITV.

The assaults were both on 14-year-old boys during boating trips organised by the 65-year-old meteorologist.

Detective Chief Inspector Graham Brock said: “It was during these trips that he plied boys with drink and orchestrated situations to be alone with his victims in order to indecently assault them to feed his own sexual desires.

“You can imagine the excitement of a teenage boy setting off on a canal trip with friends and a teacher, who he should expect to look after him, only to return with his childhood destroyed. 

“These offences reflect an abhorrent abuse of trust by a man who has proven to have no regard for the innocence of youth he was employed to nurture. 

“Protecting children is everyone’s responsibility and it is crucial that we work together to identify individuals who prey on vulnerable children.”

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